Unaccompanied Personal Effects (UPE) are classified as an expeditioners personal items that an expeditioner intends on sending to station and then returning to Australia. These can typically include clothes, footwear, grooming items, sporting equipment, laptops, tablets, camera equipment, and books.
UPE are treated as cargo for transport purposes and must be recorded in the Econ System. UPE should be consigned to designated cargo voyages and flights. The designated cargo voyages and flights are limited to resupply voyages and Australian Defence Force cargo flights.
UPE may be delivered to Antarctica via other unplanned cargo pathways subject to payload availability. For information regarding designated cargo pathways for personal effects and other critical information regarding shipping and flight schedules, please refer to the season shipping and flight schedule.
Many common household items are regulated for transport and classified as Dangerous Goods (DGs). DGs are items that may endanger the safety of an aircraft or ship or passengers on board. For further information, please refer to the Dangerous Goods information.
Note: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone devices are banned from air travel.
Due to a worldwide recall by Apple, all Apple MacBooks must be placed in carry-on baggage only and must remain switched off during the flight. This device is banned from ‘checked in’ luggage.